Package Details: blastem 0.6.2-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: blastem
Description: Fast and accurate Sega Genesis/Mega Drive emulator
Upstream URL:
Keywords: megadrive
Licenses: GPL3
Conflicts: blastem-hg
Provides: blastem
Submitter: darkfm
Maintainer: Vaporeon
Last Packager: Vaporeon
Votes: 4
Popularity: 0.597138
First Submitted: 2017-06-04 11:06
Last Updated: 2019-04-02 12:27

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Latest Comments

doragasu commented on 2019-04-11 20:14

AFAIK, the optional dependencies are only required for the menu.bin ROM. I do not get any segfaults when entering the controllers menu. But I have no gamepads plugged to my computer, so the menu only has the "Back" button.

retronostalgia commented on 2019-04-10 18:44

I get a segfault when selecting the "controllers" menu option. The program author thinks it may be a packaging issue. For more, see

Also, I'm confused about the vasm and xcftools optional dependencies. Are they only for generating the menu.bin ROM, or are they also needed for the Nuklear UI?


doragasu commented on 2019-03-30 16:53

Stable version 0.6.2 is out!

xordspar0 commented on 2019-01-30 05:34

Version 0.6.1-1 fails to pass the validity check.

darkfm commented on 2017-08-02 02:05

It should work now. I set permissions to the "games" group so if you're not already part of it, you should add yourself.

kwe commented on 2017-08-01 13:25

Plus, it doesn't run out-of-the-box due to permission errors (crashes when trying to run a binary):

width: 640, height: 480
Window created with size: 640 x 480
Failed to open shader file default.v.glsl for reading
Failed to open shader file default.f.glsl for reading

$ ls /opt/blastem/ -la
total 448
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 102 Aug 1 15:15 .
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 112 Aug 1 15:15 ..
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 387296 Aug 1 15:15 blastem
-rw-rw-rw- 1 root root 4479 Aug 1 15:15 default.cfg
-rw-rw-rw- 1 root root 47031 Aug 1 15:15 gamecontrollerdb.txt
-rw-rw-rw- 1 root root 11689 Aug 1 15:15 rom.db
drw-r--r-- 1 root root 56 Aug 1 15:15 shaders
$ ls /opt/blastem/shaders/ -la
ls: cannot access '/opt/blastem/shaders/.': Permission denied
ls: cannot access '/opt/blastem/shaders/..': Permission denied
ls: cannot access '/opt/blastem/shaders/default.f.glsl': Permission denied
ls: cannot access '/opt/blastem/shaders/default.v.glsl': Permission denied

Giving +x to the shaders directory fixed it for me.

kwe commented on 2017-08-01 13:09

Consider adding the 'megadrive' keyword, so the package can be found when searching for 'megadrive' instead of just 'mega drive'.

doragasu commented on 2017-06-08 17:47

It builds perfect now, including the menu option. Thanks!

darkfm commented on 2017-06-08 03:55

It should be fixed now. I forgot it needed xcftools, also from AUR.

doragasu commented on 2017-06-05 17:12

Built successfully without vasm installed. Installed vasm from AUR, and since then build fails with message:


cc -o blastem blastem.o system.o genesis.o debug.o gdb_remote.o vdp.o render_sdl.o ppm.o io.o romdb.o hash.o menu.o xband.o realtec.o terminal.o config.o tern.o util.o gst.o 68kinst.o m68k_core.o m68k_core_x86.o gen.o backend.o mem.o arena.o gen_x86.o backend_x86.o ym2612.o psg.o wave.o sms.o z80inst.o z80_to_x86.o -O2 -flto -lm -lSDL2 -lGLEW -lGLU -lGL -m64
true ./blastem
xcf2png font_interlace_variable.xcf > font_interlace_variable.png
xcf2png arrow.xcf > arrow.png
/bin/sh: xcf2png: command not found
make: *** [Makefile:233: font_interlace_variable.png] Error 127
make: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
/bin/sh: xcf2png: command not found
make: *** [Makefile:233: arrow.png] Error 127
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().


I suppose this is because of a missing dependency, but I do not know what I'm missing ("pkgfile xcf2png" and "yaourt -Ss xcf2png" show nothing).